Joint Statement from Bird College and London & South East Education Group
London & South East Education Group is delighted to be working with Bird College to explore the possibility of taking on the Bexley Music Service and Bexley Music Education Hub – a much valued and needed provision in Bexley.
Trustees and Governors within the Education Group have agreed that the Executive Team will now undertake due diligence to assess the viability of taking the provision into its portfolio. There are many clear advantages of this, but this is an early stage in the process.
Bird College is fully supportive of the Group’s endeavours and confident that the excellent and highly valued music provision can continue successfully under a new provider.
The aim of London & South East Education Group is to ensure that young people and schools across Bexley can continue to access high quality music education – while expanding its remit to provide a diverse range of opportunities to all young people, including those who are harder to reach.
We jointly look forward to progressing this process and will work closely with Bird College and all stakeholders to ensure we fully understand the needs of the community. The economic impact of Covid-19 has been (and will continue to be) far reaching and we are focused on supporting and protecting vital services wherever we viably can.
Hannah Fouracre, Director, Music Education, Arts Council England said:
“The Arts Council welcomes this proposal for a smooth transition from Bird College to a new lead organisation for the Music Education Hub in Bexley. We will work closely with Bird College, London & South East Education Group and other stakeholders during this period to ensure the children and young people of Bexley continue to receive the high-quality music education they deserve.”
Further updates will follow.
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